Florence Bowser & Driver Quilt Raffle

The Driver Elementary School PTA is raffling a commemorative quilt representing Florence Bowser and Driver Elementary Schools.

The cost of the raffle ticket is $5.

Please feel free to contact the PTA at driverpta@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing tickets.

March of Dimes Fundraiser March 26th – 30th


These are our March of Dimes Fundraiser activities scheduled for March 26th – 30th.

Monday: Gum Day $1.00

Tuesday: Super Hero Dress-Up Day $1.00  *No masks or props (toy weapons)

Wednesday: Hat Day $1.00  AND Wear your Shades for an additional $1.00

Thursday: Half-hour Free Time Pass – Chrome Books, board games, etc.

Friday: Pajama Day  $1.00 AND Bring your favorite stuffed animal for an additional $1.00

* Please make sure that pajamas are appropriate for school. No see-through or sheer material, shorts must be worn under any skirted attire; no spaghetti straps; and shoes must be worn for safety reasons.

Baby Tokens to display on classroom door are $1.00 each. The class with the most squares will win a delicious ice cream party!!

Pie in the Face Contest– $1.00 for each ticket to vote for a participating teacher to get a pie in the face on Field Day!!!!

 Thank you for your support!!!!

Suffolk Education Foundation Parent & Community Campaign

Each year our school staff participate in an annual campaign to support the Suffolk Education Foundation.  This money comes directly back to the schools in the form of instructional grants, fee assistance and scholarships.  Our teachers know that many of us working together make a large impact, resulting in programs and opportunities that would struggle to happen without the support of the SEF.

We are asking our parents to join our teachers and SPS staff in making a financial impact in the lives of our students.

Follow this link for more information about the campaign and the SEF.


Outdoor afternoon activities for Friday, March 2 are canceled due to high winds.

Outdoor afternoon activities for Friday, March 2 are canceled due to high winds.

Some may be brought inside.

Afternoon activity buses will run as usual.

Call your child’s school for more details.

SEF Spirit Week February 12-16

February Fun!!

The month of February is dedicated to raising money for the Suffolk Education Foundation.  Driver Elementary will take part in several fundraising activities to show our support for SEF.

The class that raises the most money for SEF will earn an ice cream party!

Thank you so much for your support!

SEF Spirit Week

February 12 – 16

Each Activity is $1

2/12 Multicultural Day  – Dress in attire from other cultures

2/13 Career Day – Dress up as a future career choice

2/14 Sweethearts Day – Dress in your pink and red to celebrate Valentine’s Day

2/15 Hawaiian Day – Dress in your summer gear like you are on vacation in Hawaii

2/16 Fun Fan Day – Show your school and team spirit as you wear your favorite team apparel


PTA Presents- Driver’s “Family Date Night”

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Where: Driver Elementary School Cafeteria

Light refreshments will be served at this event. This is a
free event, but you must RSVP by February 6th.


Fathers bring your daughters.

Mothers bring your sons.

Join us for a fun-filled night of:



bingo, etc.

as you enjoy light refreshments
and spending time with your loved ones


 learn about African American heritage.


Up Coming Events and Dates



  • Friday, February 2nd Early Release Day (Bus Dismissal begins at 1:05 p.m.)
  • Beginning Monday, February 5th, the dismissal time will change to 3:45 p.m.
  • Picture Day is Thursday, February 8th.
  • Thursday, February 8th at 6 p.m. The PTA will host a Family Date Night. This is a free event but you must RSVP by February 6th. Refreshments will be provided.
  • February 15th – 23rd Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at the parent/teacher’s request.
  • Report Cards will be sent home on February 19th.

Class & Spring Picture Day Is Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Thursday, February 8th


Class & Spring Picture Day!  

Lifetouch is using a pre-paid system for pictures.

Pictures are available for purchase with credit card on-line or by cash/check order:

    Credit Card ON-LINE

Class Picture

Use Picture Day ID :  VA237060G0 to order on-line

(Write Payment Code on Envelope after purchase is made on-line)

Spring Picture 

(Individual Portrait)

Use Picture Day ID :  VA237060Q0 to order on-line

(Write Payment Code on Envelope after purchase is made on-line)



(Using the envelope provided with the Life Touch Flyer.)


If you would like to purchase & Individual package, please fill out the “Spring Picture Day”  Individual Picture order form, enclose your payment, and send it with your child before or on

Thursday, February 8th.

  • The student must have the order form with them on picture day.

  •  Make checks payable to “Lifetouch”.

  •  Lifetouch will refund your money if you are not satisfied with your picture.

  • You can make your payment online with a credit card.  **You will be given a payment code to write on your order envelope.**  Just write in the code and send the envelope with your student.

Suffolk Public Schools will open Thursday, Jan. 11 with a 2-Hour Delay for Students.

All staff should report on time. 

  • Bus pick-ups for all students will begin two hours later than normal pick-up times.
  • Breakfast will not be served. Lunch will be served.
  • Dismissal time and after-school activities would remain the same unless otherwise noted.

Details on before-school care programs will be added later to this announcement post on our website at www.spsk12.net.

Take 5 Steps to Be Ready for the Winter Storm Watch

With winter storms predicted, please take these steps now to be prepared.

1) Update your students about where to go when they get off the bus, should schools close early.

2) Remember, when schools are opening under a 1- or 2-hour delay, bus pickups begin 1 or 2 hours later than normal. With incredibly cold temperatures, please prepare students by dressing them in layers with hats and gloves.

3) Early dismissals, delays and school closings can affect before- and after-school care programs. Check with your provider now to learn about their winter weather plans. Note: No breakfast is served on days with delayed openings.

4) Make sure we know how you’d prefer to receive updates. Go towww.spsk12.net/Parents/School Messenger to confirm your phone numbers and emails are up to date.

5) For more information, visit www.spsk12.net/parents/delays-closings/